Knoxville tiger may be ‘case of mistaken identity,’ TWRA says

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the suspected Knoxville tiger may be a case of mistaken identity.

“Although bobcats are common across the area, they are rarely seen,” TWRA officials. “In low light conditions, they can resemble a tiger cub.”

The alleged tiger was first spotted Wednesday night by an off-duty deputy in the Forks of the River Industrial Park.

Knoxville police reported multiple unconfirmed sightings near John Sevier Highway near Thorngrove Pike and on Bales Lane.

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